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Master Minds
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,860. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Which is more important: reason or passion? Can the two co-exist? Third Flatiron Anthologies presents "Master Minds," a new collection of short stories that consider the different meanings of intelligence. Join thirteen new and established speculative fiction writers in a mind-boosting exploration of sentience and sapience.
Aquasynthesis Again: Splashdown Vol. 2
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,920. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2014 by Splashdown Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Our past, our future, our fate, our hope—all come to life within a frozen pool at the edge of a vast ocean swirling across the orb of a lost world. Join the authors of Splashdown Books on a journey across space, time, and reality. From Earth to other planets near and far, fantasy lands and Avenir Eclectia. Sixteen stories, one destination: Aquasynthesis.
The Little Seed In The Sky
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 570. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014 by CLAMP Solutions, LLC. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Beginner
The Little Seed In The Sky is about a little seed, who desperately wants to find a place to grow. The wind saw her and wanted to help; however, every place that the wind took her was not the right place she wanted to grow. Nevertheless, the wind was very patient and took her over different places to please her. After a long ride and tired, the little seed spotted the right place for her to grow.
Shadows on the Moon
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,670. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Justin needs something to believe in. At a crossroads in life, he arrives in New York City reminiscing the past but uncertain of the future. Until he meets Wendy, who inspires him to take a leap of faith. But soaring into the unknown might prove harder than it seems. “Rusch is a great storyteller.” —RT Book Reviews
Legacy Hunter (The World of Lasniniar Book 0.75)
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Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,200. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
How do you trust a complete stranger? Barlo has never had to find out—until now. A mortally-wounded elf brings news of a relic that could change Barlo’s destiny, and Barlo has no choice but to put his faith in him, which is no easy task. Little does he know where the new relationship will lead him... This 7,700 word novelette is the first adventure of Iarion and Barlo, and leads into Soul Seeker
Aurealis #56 Award Winners
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,970. Language: Australian English. Published: October 29, 2012 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Aurealis #56 is the second special Award Winners issue. Thoraiya Dyer's The ‘Fruit of the Pipal Tree’ won Best Fantasy Short Story. 'The Past is a Bridge Best Left Burnt', a raw autobiographical story, was joint winner in the Best Horror Short Story category. The author, Paul Haines, died in March this year after a battle with cancer, and didn't live to receive the Aurealis Award.
The Secret - a Panamindorah Story
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Series: Short Stories from Panamindorah. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,200. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
Gwain is an 18-year-old half-breed, recently returned to the island of his birth. Maijha Minor is a secretive place, home to the despised and hunted fauns of his maternal ancestry. Gwain believes that the island holds the clues that will change the way fauns are treated. However, the island may kill him before he learns the secret. 10,000 words
The Light, the Dark, and the Quick
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,690. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Light, the Dark, and the Quick. The collected short stories of Timothy O. Goyette. The light are humorous or lighthearted works. The dark are serious. The quick are flash fiction pieces that do not exceed 1000 words. They are sure to entertain. This collection of stories have been compared to The Twilight Zone.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (July 2014)
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Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,730. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Since 2009, the Bards and Sages Quarterly has brought fans of speculative fiction an amazing variety of short stories from both new and established authors. Each issue sets out to introduce readers to the wealth of talent found in the horror, fantasy and science fiction genres. Our authors have included Nebula, Hugo, and Pushcart winners and nominees.
Aurealis #69
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,910. Language: Australian English. Published: April 1, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
The latest Aurealis features Richard Viskovic's 'The Electric Itch', which is guaranteed to make you scratch just thinking about the technology depicted, and Mick Spadaro's 'It Came From A Party Supplies Store', which is one of those rarities—an SF story that aims to be funny, and actually is funny. Don’t miss the Stephen Higgins’ archive classic: 'So, you want to be a science fiction writer.'
Apex Magazine - Issue 46
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,970. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Issue 46 our the Hugo Award-nominated science fiction, fantasy, and horror zine Apex Magazine contains new work by Rachel Swirsky, Liz Argall, Tim Pratt, William Alexander, and Kelly McCullough.
Aurealis #57
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,550. Language: Australian English. Published: February 2, 2013 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Aurealis #57, edited by Dirk Strasser, features the near future sub-continental grunge of 'Where Colossi Sleep' by Daniel Baker, where heavy industry blends with a culture four thousand years old and is transformed by it. Watch out also for C S McMullen's 'Monday-child', a deceptive story that constantly defies your expectations and packs a real punch in the end.
Betwixt Issue 4
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,220. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Betwixt is a quarterly magazine of eclectic speculative fiction. The ebook edition of issue 4 collects all six stories originally published online. Issue 4 includes original fiction by Sarah L. Byrne, Emily B. Cataneo, Nino Cipri, David Cleden, and C. W. Johnson as well as a reprint by Mark Rigney.
Antiquities and Tangibles and Other Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 112,660. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The third collection by Hugo Award-winning author Tim Pratt -- whose previous collection Hart & Boot and Other Stories was a World Fantasy Award finalist -- gathers 23 of his best recent works of SF and Fantasy. Stories include Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award nominee "Her Voice in a Bottle," Bram Stoker Award finalist "The Dude Who Collected Lovecraft" (with Nick Mamatas), and three new stories.
Sanctuary Tales, Volume One
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,700. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The guild of Sanctuary is replete with an amazing cast of adventurers, wanderers and rogues. In their pasts linger secrets that define them and shape the course of their lives. For every one of them has a tale, each with something different to show - and even in the most honorable guild of Sanctuary, not everyone is exactly what they seem to be.
Tales from the Palace of the Fairy King
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,240. Language: American English. Published: May 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
(5.00 from 1 review)
Tales from the Palace of the Fairy King is a book of new fairy tales from a time long ago, told in classic style. In seven interwoven stories princes do battle for honor and for love, princesses seek their destinies, and farmers' sons discover the world in an age of fairies and imps and real magic.
Once Upon a Sixgun
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,330. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Wild West and Fairy Tale Land… Two places where anything is possible! From penny dreadfuls turning Billy the Kid into a hero to stories of Big Bad Wolves eating Grandmothers. Pro Se Productions asks the question…what if that fictional land of creatures and beasties and that very real time in American history were one and the same place?
The Beautiful Thing: Fairytales Retold
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,770. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A prince is caught between the doldrums of duty and the joys of (a most improper) love. A young woman sets no stock in all that dying-for-love nonsense, and woe betide the anguished knight who tries to brood at her. And a little girl observes more of life, love, and regret than anyone would have thought to expect from a clever and vengeful witch. Three old stories given new shapes.
Enigma
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,490. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.92 from 13 reviews)
Tikaya and Rias believe they’ll have several calm weeks at sea, but the ship they board is on the run. The captain has acquired a mysterious stolen artifact… and the owners want it back. When he learns of Tikaya’s background, he urges her to decode its secrets, implying her life—and everyone else’s—might be forfeit if she fails. Engima is a 15,000-word short story set after Encrypted.
The Assassin's Curse
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,850. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.74 from 19 reviews)
When outlaws Amaranthe and Sicarius chance upon imperial spies stealing military prototypes, they immediately give chase. After all, they both want imperial pardons, and what better way to attract the emperor’s favor than by looking after the empire’s interests? What seems like a straightforward mission develops a hitch when the spies flee to a haunted island. A 12,000-word short story.